I still think hand washing is important, and certainly not everyone keeps a stash of hand wipes in their car, but I have learned that Sarah has survived pretty well despite the many germs she has been exposed to. Perhaps she has become less cautious in reaction to my paranoia? I don’t really know. What I do know is that I cannot let myself think about the numerous public toilet seats she actually sits on! I offered to purchase purse size toilet seat covers and she acted MORTIFIED. So, I don’t think about it.
The truth is, I cannot protect her from every germ and danger that presents itself. I cannot make her illness go away. What I CAN do is to be there when she needs me in her Not SO Normal Life.